2. Supplies are running out!
3. Use and acquisition of fossil fuels damage the environment via pollution (air & water), mining, oil drilling, ore and oil processing, refining, and shipping accidents.
4. Global warming is attributed to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- directly related to consumption of fossil fuels.
5. Political instability and insecurity result from scarcity -- the Gulf War is an example.
2. Find alternative energy sources: Renewable biomass; solar; wind; nuclear (?); fusion (?).
Changes in food consumption
Less animal-based products
Less processed and packaged foods
Purchase high-quality and durable goods
Switch to renewable energy sources
|Ice & Snow||2.07%|
|Lakes & Reservoirs||0.009%|
2. South America's 27% of global runoff shared by about 6% of total population on earth; most of the runoff occurs in habitats inhospitable to humans.
3. Asia's freshwater runoff occurs in areas suitable for agriculture; Asia has 60% of the global human population.
4. Iceland is the richest country in the world when it comes to water: An annual renewable supply of 177 million gallons per person (68X the per capita supply in the USA; 20,000X the per capita rate of Egypt).
5. Kuwait and Bahrain have NO renewable water supply. The entire freshwater supply comes from desalination of sea water.
1. 10% of annual runoff used globally each year; 25% of standing water used each year.
2. 1400 gal per person per day used in the USA; about 1/5 of the annual runoff.
3. Industry accounts for 1/4 of all water use globally. In low income societies, agriculture accounts for most water use.
4. One third of the world's population lacks safe drinking water or adequate sanitation.
5. WHO estimates that about 40 countries lack enough good water per person per year for maintaining a healthy life.